Le Subjonctif - 2 sujets?

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Le Subjonctif - 2 sujets?

Elle veut que son français soit parfait !

English translation here is: She wants her french to be perfect!

This is confusing:  if Le Subjonctif has 2 different subjects - then is she wanting her own french to be perfect  (which would not be Subjonctif)or someone else's (like her daugthter's or her female friend or the professor wants the student's french to be perfect)?

Asked 3 months ago
AlanC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Either way, there are two different subjects here, so the use of the subjunctive is correct.

1) elle

2) son français 

But whether she's talking about her own french or someone else's can only be established from the context. With no context, you would assume her own.

Le Subjonctif - 2 sujets?

Elle veut que son français soit parfait !

English translation here is: She wants her french to be perfect!

This is confusing:  if Le Subjonctif has 2 different subjects - then is she wanting her own french to be perfect  (which would not be Subjonctif)or someone else's (like her daugthter's or her female friend or the professor wants the student's french to be perfect)?

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